Report: Premier League club eye swoop for Tottenham outcast, Levy will sell at £10m
By Harry Sykes
Swansea are eyeing a January bid for Tottenham outcast Tom Carroll, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the struggling Welsh club regard midfielder Carroll, 24, as an alternative target to Manchester United winger Ashley Young.
It is said that White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy will hold out for a transfer fee of £10million for Carroll, who has slipped down the pecking order under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
He is behind Harry Winks, 20, in the battle for central midfield places as well as established senior trio Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier.
Carroll has made just three Spurs appearances this season, just one of which has come in the Premier League, after signing a new three-year contract in September.
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It appears the extended terms was simply a device to ensure the London giants can extract a significant fee for the player when they come to sell him.
Carroll, who has been on the books of Tottenham for his entire professional career, had a loan spell at Swansea during the 2014-15 season.
Spurs have earned a reputation for producing and developing some of the best young talents in England in recent seasons.
Carroll is a graduate of an academy that has also produced Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Harry Winks, Nabil Bentaleb, Danny Rose and Crystal Palace summer signing Andros Townsend.
In other Tottenham transfer news, fans have reacted after the club agreed the terms of a 21-year-old move in January.